Tuesday, November 08, 2005

A Photo Album of the Bush Admin's Culture of Life

Some context for this post.

No apologies made for the images here -- except to those who are depicted therein and their families, and all other victims of this pointless, needless war. It wasn't in my name.

If you're against the war in Iraq, act, if you're not already, to oust this corrupt regime in Washington.

If you're for the war in Iraq, have the courage to face a small taste of its human costs. Or, feel free to change your mind.

In any event these pics sure look like the effects of white phosphorous to me. (That linked article is authored by the head of Emergency Medicine at the Cornell Medical Center and a VA doc in Puerto Rico...feel free to ignore that liberal propaganda, of course.) Although to quibble about the chemicals involved seems a worse moral crime than what the meaning of "is" is.

But I'm just a Libocrat moral relativist because I don't accept the Bible as holy writ. Of course, this is what Jesus would have done, had he been President. Silly me. What was it: "Render like a Caesar"? I believe that's the text.








Don't worry, this is all just antiwar propaganda. Our government is highly ethical, this is definitely a "just war," and the President is a righteous fellow.

Anyway, I'm sure all of these photos were faked; I mean, we didn't see any of this on CNN, now, did we? Surely, those embedded journalists would have reported such things. Right?

I feel so badly for Judy Miller, don't you? Poor, courageous journalist.

Whatever your reaction, realize that one cannot be patriotic without supporting this kind of slaughter, or, frankly, anything else the administration cooks up.

Best to sit back and watch Desperate Housewives and drive your SUV at 70mph. After all, it'd be a waste of these lives not to continue to do so.

Right?

8 Thoughts:

Blogger Doug said...

Reactions to the story, as of 3pm EST. Note which orgs use which wire stories, and how it's spun differently by different orgs.

I skipped those orgs I'd never heard of, as well as the DemocracyNow! link, which would have been redundant. Note the times of the reports, too.

Watch how this percolates (if it does) throughout US and world media.

Reuters

al-Jazeera

Christian Science Monitor

The Independent

UPI

MSNBChttp://msnbc.msn.com/id/9969965/

Washington Times

Pravda

Tuesday, November 08, 2005 3:08:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

A document from Britain mentioned in the article.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005 3:13:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Better quality version of the RAI24 documentary.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005 3:20:00 PM  
Blogger Demotiki said...

Doug,

Why do you hate America? Obviously these bodies belong to the truely liberated. Neither Sadam, nor any other man can tell THEM what to do.

This shit makes me really want to vomit. That my tax dollars are being used for this and for some repressed homosexual Republican CIA torturer to ass-rape a 10-year-old boy in some dark hole in Iraq. Anyone who supports this has a black heart through and through.

Demo

Tuesday, November 08, 2005 10:25:00 PM  
Blogger Demotiki said...

Doug,

You were right to post these images. It's disturbing, and rightfully so. Everyone should see what we are doing so everyone can decide if that's the sort of country they want us to be. As for me, I would welcome that 8 year nightmare of peace and prosperity known as the "Clinton Presidency." Yeah we had a war then too, but we were on the right side. Oh, and remember how Bush said that he would never engage in "nation building" like Clinton did in Haiti? Just another lie from the liar's party.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005 10:37:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Basically, these images are all over the world by now, no matter how little or incorrectly they are being covered here at home.

If you're for the war in Iraq, I should think you should have the intestinal fortitude to look this in the face and say, "Yes, it's all worth it." Otherwise, you're a coward.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005 9:22:00 AM  
Blogger Demotiki said...

Doug,

I completely agree. If you can't look at these pictures, you have no right to argue that the pain they clearly evidence was necessary or desirable. It is an issue of cowardice. Let us remember that none of the people who pushed this war have ever seen combat, if we exclude Powell (who was clearly reluctant).

Yes, the rest of the world sees this every day. They know that this is not the way a "liberator" behaves, and these images and images of torture in our prisons just confirm determination to resist.

Demo

Wednesday, November 09, 2005 10:26:00 AM  
Blogger Zeppellina said...

These pictures should be posted.

They are horrific, an obscenity to humanity, and the reality of what is going on.

It is always too easy for people to blindly do the flag-waving.

Brave and honest posting, Doug.

Sunday, November 13, 2005 10:46:00 AM  

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